Bars With Outdoor Seating In Manchester

Alfresco drinking isn't usually something you'd look for in this rainy city. However, when the clouds part and you're feeling thirsty, we've got some top watering holes that are perfect for soaking up that rare bit of vitamin D. When the summer vibes come calling make sure you check out our top picks of bars with outdoor seating in Manchester; from cosy beer gardens to sky-high rooftop cocktail picks.

Last updated on 29th June 2021

The Old Wellington

180 user reviews 5

The Old Wellington, aka The Welly, is a charming pub in Manchester with outdoor seating that makes you feel like you've stumbled across a secret garden. Found in a square that's tucked away from the busy city streets, is a cosy spot for sipping refreshments on a sunny day.

The Oast House

167 user reviews 5

This charming pub may be known for its winter tipis, but in summer its sun-soaked beer garden is not to be slept on. Head over to the venue for sharing platters, BBQ bites and plenty of refreshing cold brews next time you're looking for outdoor drinking and dining in Spinningfields.

The Oxnoble

123 user reviews 4

Looking for Deansgate pubs with outdoor seating? The Oxnoble helping you to get that all-important summer glow with its streetside tables. Head over for purse-friendly pints and hearty plates of British grub at this welcoming old school boozer in Manchester. 

The Woodstock Arms has a sprawling outdoor space that's perfect for summertime catch-ups in Manchester. Behind the bar, you'll find craft ales, a wide choice of wines and spirits, while pub meals come in the form of beloved British classics and hearty sharing plates.

The Lawn Club

758 user reviews 4

The Lawn Club is a summer staple in Manchester, offering a cool location for after work drinks, alfresco date nights and group hangouts. One of the best bars in the city, this place can be found in Hardman Square boasting stylish indoor-meets-outdoor decor and a wide choice of drinks.

Dukes 92

1 user review 4

A handpicked selection of wines and carefully crafted cocktails are paired with a bustling outdoor space at this Mosley Street hideaway. Check out Dukes 92 next time you're looking to top up your tan, where the lively terrace space is suited to all occasions.

The Ape & Apple

1 user review 4

Hidden on Deansgate's John Dalton Street, The Ape & Apple is a lively bar and pub that shines a light on live music, quizzes and alfresco drinking. When you're not checking out the entertainment, take a few glasses out to their wood-filled terrace.

Enjoy classic Italian cocktails while soaking in the sun at Tre Ciccio, a pretty restaurant and bar with outdoor seating in Altrincham. Along with authentic spritzes and short drinks, this gem is offering delicious wines and draught beer to guests on its terrace.

Come for the tapas but stay for the sun-dappled roof terrace as Simon Shaw's glorious restaurant offers more than the usual Spanish fare. Alongside confit pork belly and chargrilled octopus, you'll be able to enjoy sangria, aperitifs and all kinds of cocktails in the stunning setting of El Gato Negro.

Terrace NQ

2 user reviews 5

As its name would suggest, this stripped-back watering hole lies in the Northern Quarter. Head to Thomas Street where you'll fine Terrace NQ fronting bare brick walls and simplistic furniture coupled with alfresco craft beers, wines and G&Ts.

Manchester's very own waterside retreat, The Wharf offers stunning views across the basin. When the sun does eventually arrive, get yourself down to this exquisite venue to enjoy a glass from their collection fo 50+ wines in the large boules court.